Young laments one that got away

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

Trey Young was three yards away from his first CFL touchdown before taking a huge stumble and hitting the ground.

After the win over Edmonton Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders starting safety hobbled off the McMahon Stadium turf with a slightly sprained ankle. He didn't hurt himself on his interception return, though.

"I got hurt on a punt return," said Young, who led the Stampeders in picks this season with four. "One of their guys came across and rolled over my ankle. I was trying to release on the punt and he rolled off my foot, which kind of stuck in the turf.

"I wish I got hurt on the interception so I had an excuse for not scoring. I saw the guy coming at me and I got ready but he whiffed. My legs got tired and I just fell down."

Quarterback Henry Burris ran the ball in a few plays later to give Young some relief but he dearly wanted to join the George White, John Grace, Brian Clark and Jermaine Chatman as Stamps who returned interceptions for touchdowns this season.

"We had a few guys reach the endzone except for me," the rookie said.

"But it's a new season now in the next three weeks."

WHITE TO THE TOP: George White didn't even bother to check the CFL stats yesterday.

The Stamps linebacker knew his seven defensive-tackle performance Sunday put him near the league lead in that category.

White finished tied with Toronto linebacker Kevin Eiben at 113 defensive tackles, something of which he's proud.

"I try to be consistent and make the plays that come to me," White said.

"I'm really happy about that. A lot of it is just hustle. There's no science to it. I just try to get around the ball and good things seem to happen. This is one of my best seasons ever. This is my second year in this system and I'm feeling good."

EXTRA POINTS: The Canadian Public Health Association is issuing info packages to all nine CFL teams to teach players about HIV and AIDS in the wake of Roughriders linebacker Trevis Smith's arrest ... The 2005 campaign is a record-breaker for TSN and the CFL. The network announced yesterday its 55-game broadcast schedule had a ratings increased of 27% over last season.


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